Communists to the Left French Colonials to the Right

Howe, Marvine
November 1955
New Republic;11/7/55, Vol. 133 Issue 19, p11
The article focuses on the nationalist movement and French authority in Morocco. For the past five years, French officials and the local French press have been making allusions to connections between the Moroccan Nationalist movement and the Communist Party. The many Communist publications on file do show that the Communist Party in Morocco has gone far in identifying itself with a program which might win Nationalist sympathy. The Communists were so determined to gain Nationalist support that in a declaration on December 3, 1953, they took up the Nationalists' cry for the return of the exiled Sidi Mohammed ben Youssef, although the Sultan had earlier denounced the Communist Party publicly in no uncertain terms.


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